Woodworking Open Shop

This class is run as an open workshop in which students design and construct projects of their choice. Expert instructors provide individual guidance on design, joinery, construction and finishing, based on individual student needs, and students draw upon each other’s expertise. Students often stay for multiple semesters, enjoying the camaraderie of the shop and progressing to more ambitious projects over time. Many fine pieces of original furniture and cabinetry have come out of this class. Prerequisite : Basic Woodworking

Note: Projects must be kept to a manageable size. Beds, large tables, shelving units and the like put too severe a drain on our limited storage space. Students compelled to make large projects must speak first with an instructor and obtain permission. Our most common solution to these challenges is to ask students to work on parts in Woodworking Open Shop, then assemble larger elements and the final piece through private lessons, outside of regular class time, at a cost of $65/hour. Please inquire for details.

Course Number

AC105

Class Size

12

Age Range

17+

Skill Level

Intermediate

Prerequisite

Basic Woodworking

Before entering the wood shop, read about SAFETY

Materials

Bring your own pencil and tape measure or ruler.

With instructors' guidance, you will supply your own wood and any special hardware.

Find out where to buy supplies.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost

FALL 2016/WINTER 2017

Section 1:  10 Mondays, 12–3pm 

1F: Oct 3–Dec 12, 2016 (no class Oct 10)

1W: Jan 9–Mar 13, 2017 (snow day make-up Mar 20)

$380- OPEN

Instructors: Frank PettorossiJulio Fuentes

Prerequisite: Basic Woodworking. Limit 12 students

 

Section 2: 10 Mondays, 6:30–9:30pm 

2F: Oct 3–Dec 12, 2016 (no class Oct 10)

2W: Jan 30–Apr 3, 2017 (snow day make-up Apr 10)

$380- OPEN

Instructors: Julio FuentesJoe Stanewick, Charlie Tardanico

Prerequisite: Basic Woodworking. Limit 12 students

 

Section 3: 10 Thursdays, 6:30–9:30pm 

3F: Oct 6–Dec 15 (no class Nov 24)

3W: Jan 26–Mar 30 (snow day make-up Apr 6)

$380- OPEN

Instructors: Frank PettorossiJac VanLoonHoward Shrobe

Prerequisite: Basic Woodworking. Limit 12 students


Section 4: 10 Fridays, 9am–12pm 

4F: Sept 30–Dec 16 (no class Nov 11, 25)

4W: Jan 6–Mar 10 (snow day make-up Mar 17)

$380- OPEN

Instructors: Frank PettorossiJoe Stanewick Julio Fuentes

Prerequisite: Basic Woodworking. Limit 12 students


Section 5: 10 Saturdays, 9am–12pm 

5F: Oct 15–Dec 17

5W: Jan 7–Mar 11 (snow day make-up Mar 18)

$380- OPEN

Instructors: Frank PettorossiAnnette Lippert

Prerequisite: Basic Woodworking. Limit 12 students

 

Section 5A: Open Shop Add-On

Grab an extra hour early on Saturdays to give yourself a four-hour unbroken block of woodworking time. Prerequisite: Basic Woodworking. Limit 12 students

Section 5A: 10 Saturdays, 8am–12pm

5AF: Oct 15–Dec 17

5AW: Jan 7–Mar 11 (snow day make-up Mar 18)

$129 - OPEN